IEEE-HKN incoming and outgoing officers holding chapter awards from 2005-06 through 2010-11 academic years, from left, Jonathan Dang, Carolynn Kitamura, Graig Ganitano, Chelsea Lau, and Daniel Fong

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Delta Omega Chapter of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society, received the Outstanding Chapter Award at its annual.

This is the sixth year in a row that the UH Mānoa chapter has won this award. Only 24 out of approximately 200 university chapters received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2010–11 academic year.

IEEEHKN is IEEE’s student honor society. The members are selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership, outstanding character and service. There are over 200,000 IEEEHKN members worldwide.

The featured speaker at last month’s banquet was Emeritus Professor Kazutoshi Najita, who was instrumental in establishing the UH Mānoa chapter in 1963. Najita provided anecdotes of the chapter’s early years, and urged the members to use their exceptional abilities to promote the well-being and improve the quality of life of others.